An Investigation of the Posterior Component of Occlusal Force
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Most authors acknowledge that movement of teeth, beyond that caused intentionally through application of fixed or removable orthodontic appliances, can be attributed to multifactorial components of force. Proffit 1978 noted that four primary factors influence the equilibrium position of the dentition 1 intrinsic forces by the tongue and lips, 2 extrinsic forces such as habits or orthodontic appliances, 3 dental occlusion forces, and 4 periodontal membrane forces. A stable occlusion would purportedly results when balance in terms of magnitude, duration, and direction of forces is achieved between those factors.
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